P.A.V.E. Professional Association of Vehicle Evaluators - Ontario's self regulatory association for vehicle appraisers of which I am a licensed member. Click here to see my page at the P.A.V.E. web site.
Please note that Vintage Auto Insurance and Zehr Classic Automobile Insurance have some of the the best rates in Ontario for the type of classic and collector car insurance I recommend (see OPCF 19A article here). This is especially true for new policies on any qualifying vehicles that are stock or modified. Before committing to any antique car or truck insurance policy you owe it to yourself to contact both of these expert brokers for a free quote.
Vintage Auto Insurance - Antique and collector car insurance for Ontario enthusiasts.
Zehr Classic Automobile Insurance - Antique and collector car insurance for Ontario enthusiasts.
Home For Chrome - Dalton Timmis Motorcycle Insurance for your classic, cruiser or custom motorcycle. Vintage Car Connection can do the motorcycle appraisal to help you get coverage in their plan.
OPCF 19 and 19A Definitions - I have put together a brief definition of these two endorsements that are used when insuring an antique car. The two endorsements, while having a similar number, are very different so consider it required reading.
OPCF 19 vs. OPCF 19A - The Dangers of Not Having Agreed Value Coverage - By Jason Wilson at Vintage Auto Insurance.
OPCF 19 or OPCF 19A - Another must read. This link goes to an industry article explaining to brokers why they should only have OPCF 19A endorsements applied to their clients vintage cars.
Competition Insurance Incorporated - Off-track insurance program for race cars, trailers and associated tools and spares. Not for street vehicles.
Classified and Auction Sites:
Vintage Car Connection Classifieds - Sell your classic car right here on the Vintage Car Connection web site!
Antique Car Parts for Sale - From my personal stockpile.
OriginalPaintCars.com - My blog site devoted to original, preserved and unrestored cars and trucks.
britishcarlinks.com - My British car web directory and online classified site.
italiancarlinks.com - My Italian car web directory and online classified site.
snowmobilelinks.com - My snowmobile web directory and online classified site.
Collector Car Productions - Spring and Fall auctions at the International Centre (Look for our booth there!)
Auto Trader Classics - Search all of the US Auto Trader sites with one click!
Hemmings Motor News - A "must visit" classified site for anyone looking for a vintage car or parts.
Legendary Motor Car Ltd. - Always a great selection of desirable cars at this world famous Halton Hills restoration shop. Home of Speed channel's "Dream Car Garage" television show.
Pre War Car - A great classified site for pre-war cars only. Even if you are not in the market there are some great articles and cars to look at here.
Restoration, Service and Parts:
Canada POR-15 - "Stop rust permanently with POR-15". I've used this product myself and can recommend it.
carCoversdirect.com - Custom fit car covers for all vintage and modern cars. Over 67,000 patterns with more added daily! Canadian orders welcome. I use these myself and can personally recommend them.
Collector Car Restoration - Antique Auto Restoration Videos and DVD's - "Step by step" high quality restoration instruction videos.
Green Spark Plug Company - The only company in the world that specializes in spark plugs & accessories for veteran, vintage and classic engines.
Heritage Coach Trimming - High quality upholstery work from John Smyth. I have used and can recommend him personally!
JD Auto Racing - British and European car service in Etobicoke Ontario.
John Stuart Power Brake - This company can remanufacture your vintage vacuum boosters, master & wheel cylinders, calipers, water pumps, steering gears, lever shocks and do custom stainless steel sleeving.
Rimtector - Foldable plastic tire dressing applicator aid. Online ordering available.
SMS Auto Fabrics - Some of my customers have had good success with this company in obtaining hard to find patterns. Give them a try if you think you are stuck.
Vintage Alloy - Custom running board step plates and accessories for vintage, classic and hot rod automobiles. Based locally in Cambridge, Ontario.
1918 Chevrolet Restoration Pages - Follow the extremely slow restoration of this car by myself - hopefully the internet will still be around when it's done!
British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Trace Certificate - If you own a British made car you may be able to get one of these great documents for your vehicle.
GM Canada Vintage Vehicles Services - Providing unique vehicle-specific production information for Canadian produced or Canadian sold GM vehicles. A great service!
Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust - Heritage certificates for your Jaguar.
Marti Autoworks - Production history reports for 1967-1979 Ford cars.
Pontiac Historic Services - The source of historic information for Pontiac owners, restorers, collectors, enthusiasts and car buffs, who are looking for -specific- information on their Pontiac.
Canadian Rodder - By Canadians for Rodders everywhere. Follow their build of a '32 three window!
Oddball Kustoms - Very cool old school street rod rolling kits, using original steel bodies, available from this Markham rod builder. Lots more eye candy and services to look at on their website.
Automobile Transportation and Storage Services:
TFX International - Enclosed, dedicated, door to door transportation of your collector car both in town or across the continent. They are based in Toronto and I can recommend them personally! Indoor storage available, too.
Automobile Resource Sites:
CanadianDriver.com - Canada's online auto magazine.
The Old Car Manual Project - A great site which is scanning and making available complete manuals and brochures for vintage cars.
Ontario Year of Manufacture License Plate Program - Instructions on how to take advantage of this great initiative.
Vintage Tire Size Conversion Chart - A handy chart to help you determine the correct modern tire size for your antique car.
Canadian Service Station Memorabilia Association - An organization for those interested in collecting, preserving and studying the history or memorabilia related to the Canadian Petroleum/Service Station Industry.
The Classic Ford Truck Club - Based in Arthur, Ontario but open to all Ford truck enthusiasts. Organizers of the Ford & Mercury Truck Nationals.
Durham Eastenders British Car Club - Open to all British marques.
Georgian Bay British Car Club - For enthusiasts in the Collingwood and Georgian Triangle area including Barrie and Owen Sound.
Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association - Canadian Mustang club for classic Mustangs & Shelby's.
Headwaters British Car Club - A club for British car enthusiasts in the Orangeville Ontario area.
The Historical Automobile Society of Canada - Devoted to the collection, restoration and operation of antique, classic and special interest automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, etc., and the preservation of related materials.
Mercedes-Benz Club of Canada - A very nice site devoted to all Mercedes-Benz automobiles. If you have one you should be a member!
MG Car Club of Toronto - Serving members in Toronto and surrounding areas.
Rat Rodz Ontario - "We are for all types of Rat Rodz, Hardcore HotRods, Homebuilts, Primered, Traditional HotRods, Freak Machines, Low Riders, Unique Creations, Punk Rodz, Zombie Rodz, Motor Bikes, etc.."
Toronto Triumph Club - Organizers of British Car Day every September.
VARAC - Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada - "To preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible."
Wasaga Beach Cruisers - Organizers of the Annual Wasaga Beach Fun Run every June and bi-weekly cruise nights throughout the summer.
Old Autos - A Canadian newspaper for the enthusiast. If you are reading these links you should have a subscription!
Eugenia Gold Rush Days Fool's Rush Cruise-In - Look for the "Fool's Rush Cruise-in" link towards the bottom of the page.
Great Northern Exhibition - Antique car shows at the Summer kick off in June and fair in September. Click link for dates.
Moparfest - Canada's largest all Mopar event.
Owen Sound Wings and Wheels - Classic Cars, Street Rods, Vintage Automobiles, Trucks, Aircraft Invitational and Displays.
- All BMW gathering in Mississauga Ontario.
Charity Car Raffles:
Coping Bereavement Support Groups of Ontario, Inc. - They are giving away a 2013 Corvette Coupe DaSilva Motorsports Carbon Fiber Edition November 9th, 2013.
Elmvale & District Lions Club Corvette Classic Car Draw - They are giving away a 1963 Corvette convertible on July 1st, 2013.
Lucan Biddulph Recreation Committee Classic Car Draw - Your chance at a 1969 Camaro RS Convertible on December 26th, 2013.
North Oshawa Lions Club Classic Car Draw - They are giving away a 11969 Camaro SS Convertible August 25th, 2013.
Optimist Club of New Hamburg Draw - They are giving away a 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic on August 18th, 2013.
Rotary Club of Chatham - Mustang Car Raffle - They are giving away a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2 on January 15th, 2014.
Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls Car Draw - They are giving away 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 on June 15th 2013.
Stayner Lions Club 40th Annual Truck Draw - They are giving away a 2014 Ford Mustang Convertible July 6th, 2013.
Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society - They are giving away a 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible September 23rd, 2013.
Other Useful Sites:
Serial Number Decoding/Body Tag Decoding - A service I am offering online to enthusiasts everywhere for a nominal fee. Find out some interesting info on your own car or confirm something a car's seller is telling you.
AADCO Automotive - If you need any late model car parts visit my friends at AADCO. If they don't have it, they can get it!
Car-Part.com - Search scrap yards across North America with one click. Many vintage parts still available!
eBay - A great site for finding old car parts. If I can find things for my 1918 Chevy there you can find parts for your car, too!
Eric's License Plates - Ontario License Plates - Ontario Year of Manufacture (YOM) license plates for sale and wanted.
Garage Living - Garage flooring, organizing and storage solutions.
OntPlates.com - Ontario YOM license plates for sale.
NV Customs Auto Service - Range Rover specialist in Markham, Ontario. They also have vintage British car experience and can do audio/video upgrades to any car.
Simply British Foods - Your Canadian source for your favorite imported British foods and snacks.
Show and Shines & Cruise Nights (2013 season):
Barrie - Every Wednesday night - 6pm to dusk - Heritage Park downtown - May 22nd to September 4th. Hosted by Barrie Thunder Classics.
Mississauga - Every Wednesday night - 6pm to dusk - Applewood Village Shopping Centre (North Service Road between Cawthra and Dixie) May 22nd to October 16th - Hosted by California's Restaurant and Applewood Village Flower Shop.
Mississauga - Every Friday night - 6pm to dusk - Rona parking lot Argentia and Winston Churchill - May 17th to September 21st - Hosted by Mississauga Classic Car Club.
Meaford - Every Tuesday night - 6:30pm to dusk - Meaford Harbour Rotary Pavilion - June 4th to August 27th. Sponsored by the Golden Town Cruisers.
Orangeville - Every Wednesday - 6:30 'till dusk - Canadian Tire parking lot, Fairgrounds Shopping Mall - May 22nd to September 4th - Sponsored by the Road Hazards Car Club and Canadian Tire.
Wasaga Beach - Every Monday night - 5:45pm to dusk - Wal-Mart parking lot - Stonebridge Plaza - May 17th to September 6th - Sponsored by the Wasaga Beach Cruisers.
If you would like your cruise night listed here just send along the info, using the above format, to Allan@VintageCarConnection.com .
Amberwood Doors - Custom designed and handcrafted high quality wood doors. I can recommend this company personally!
Folkes Legal Professional Corporation - Brampton based law firm specializing in personal injury, family and divorce law.
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